Brian Lenehan, David Wallace join Allianz NZ executive

Two experienced industry leaders join the Allianz Partners New Zealand business. 
Brian Lenehan, left, and David Wallace

Allianz Partners New Zealand announces two new executive appointments, with Brian Lenehan appointed chief underwriting officer and David Wallace as chief sales officer. They will further enhance Allianz Partners New Zealand’s strong market presence as the company brings additional products and services to New Zealand. 
 
Allianz Partners New Zealand, based in Takapuna, Auckland, provides New Zealand customers assistance services, travel insurance, event insurance, pet insurance and student insurance products through their local and international business partners. 
 
Lenehan brings more than 25 years of insurance industry experience to Allianz Partners New Zealand, with a specialisation in life insurance. Until recently, he was co-chair of the Financial Services Council life insurance committee. Lenehan is a qualified actuary and is a member of the New Zealand Society of Actuaries (NZSA) professional conduct committee and former member of the NZSA council. He has extensive expertise and skills in pricing, product development and management of insurance products. He was previously at AMP, responsible for pricing and analytics. 
 
With more than 15 years of experience within financial services, Wallace has comprehensive market knowledge. His previous roles include head of contemporary wealth management and head of wealth management transformation at AMP New Zealand. Wallace has also contributed extensively to the wider financial service industry, having held roles including deputy chair of workplace savings NZ, chair of the Financial Services Council’s strategic research and data and insights committees and as a member of the Financial Service Council’s investment committee. 
 
Renato Mattos, Allianz Partners New Zealand chief executive, said the “two experienced insurance practitioners will strengthen many of our core services and set us up for success as we explore new lines of business. 

“Both have extensive expertise and are renowned for their contributions to the industry.” 

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